Author Topic: More Central Australian bulls head for Turkey 1.5.2013  (Read 893 times)

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Re: More Central Australian bulls head for Turkey 1.5.2013
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 06:52:31 PM »
Are these the type of heavyweight bulls described in the submission by AAV Dr Lynn Simpson, who are unable to withstand the lengthy (up to 6 weeks) voyage to Turkey, develop severe leg abrasions because of the hard flooring and inadequate bedding on the old ships and get their throats cut on the way because they can no longer stand?

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More Central Australian bulls head for Turkey 1.5.2013
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 10:55:18 PM »
The export of 2,000 bulls from the Alice Springs region to Turkey this week is providing a much-needed market alternative for Central Australian beef producers.

The British-breed bulls will contribute to a total of shipment of 16,000 slaughter and feeder cattle from Fremantle in Western Australia this week.
 
It follows a similar shipment in September last year that was thought to be a one-off.
 
But Doc Cunningham, from Trailco Industries, says a bull trade to Turkey is likely to continue.
 
"Actually we're fairly confident that there will be another mickey bull job in September or October," he said.
 
"Where we normally trade into certain parts of Australia, they just haven't had the rain this year.
 
"I've probably never seen the market like this we're you can't actually trade cattle somewhere.
 
"This is a bit of a shot in the arm for fellas here in Central Australia."

By Caddie Brain
Wednesday, 01/05/2013

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201305/s3748962.htm